Very mild flavor, great onion substitute. Add color to any dish. Shallots are a member of the onion and garlic families. A gourmet’s delight, shallots add a unique depth of flavor to a recipe, without overpowering it. Unlike garlic, which is a clove that grows into a bulb, the shallot is a bulb that grows other bulbs around it.
For ideal growing, a deep fertile, well drained soil is best. Fertilize the soil with a general garden fertilizer or an organic compost is most beneficial (well rotted). The soil’s pH should be ideally in the pH 5.5 – 7.0 range.
When to Plant:
In general, shallots should be planted in the autumn or early spring. In temperate areas, zones 5 or warmer, plant after the first good frosts of autumn. Winter’s freezing (Vernalization), usually results in a larger crop with better taste.
Choose the largest, healthiest looking bulbs. Plant the bulbs in rows with 6″ spacing.
Growing the Largest Best Possible Bulbs:
Dutch Valley Growers has already pre-determined the best variety for your area. Grow in full sun or partial shade. Excellent drainage is key to preventing the risk of disease, fungi and keeping the roots healthy. For young harvested shallots, plant at a depth of 2 inches (50mm). For larger, mature shallots, plant just beneath the soil surface. In both cases, when the stem shows growth, hill the soil around the stem as it grows. Keep shallot plants watered during dry spells in spring.
TIPS: Plant shallots in ridges about 2 feet apart. Tamp the sides of the ridges so that the soil will drain properly. Dust the ridges with wood ashes at least 2 time during the winter to discourage worms and wilt.
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